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. this development required individualized and particular orders from the fisa court to conduct investigations. let's fast forward to 2001. president bush decided in secret to authorize the national security agency to start a new program of warrantless surveillance inside the united states. this is in complete contravention of the fourth amendment and complete contravention of the law at that time. as i'm sure and many of my colleagues will certainly recall this was revealed to the american public four years later when it was reported in "the new york times" in 2005. and in response after years of back and forth contentious debate, congress passed the fisa amendments act, the bill that we are considering on this floor today. we're considering a reauthorization. this law gave the government new surveillance authorities, but it also included a sunset provision to ensure that congress examines where the law is working and the way it was intended. now, the debate we're having right now on this floor is that reexamination. i will just note that i think it's unfortunate that we're doing this at the last
resume consideration of h.r. 5949, the fisa bill, under the previous order. and following the disposition of h.r. 5949 the senate resume consideration of h.r. 1 the legislative vehicle for emergency supplemental appropriations bill under the previous order and further that the senate recess from 12:30 until 2:15 to allow for caucus meetings. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. schumer: the first vote tomorrow will be at approximately 9:45. there will be several roll call votes beginning at that time in order to complete action on the fisa bill and on the supplemental bill. additional roll call votes in relation to executive nominations are possible as well. if there is no further business to come before the senate, i ask that it adjourn under the previous order. the presiding officer: the senate will stand adjourned >> "washington journal" starts at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> you do not always find many newspaper editors embracing this type of reporting. it's not just economics. it is the discomfort that investigative reporting causes in the newsroom. it is
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